NAW offers free webinars for PIDA distributors
These webinars include topics of interest to wholesaler distributors. Past webinars are available On Demand, again, free of charge. Titles include Digital Transformation in Wholesale Distribution and Maximizing Profits. (Learn more)
Mark your Calendar for the 2018 Pet Industry Leadership Conference, January 28-31 in Naples, Florida. Planning is underway for the 3rd annual event, which will feature outstanding networking opportunities, industry updates and keynotes including an economic update by Brian Beaulieu of ITR Economics, cybersecurity expert Brett Williams, CNN contributor Mel Robbins, and Jim Platzer of Leader Dogs for the Blind. Registration will open in August.
Sales Professional Training Camp
Whether a sales rookie or long time veteran, this course will help all sales professionals immensely! This training will inspire immediately and have significant long term impact — changing behaviors and building consistent professional selling disciplines! Discount registration for PIDA members. (learn more)
The NAW Blog, "Distributing Ideas", offers PIDA members topical discussions in distribution strategy
Forty six (and growing!) articles with topics such as, "Distributors in the Digital Area," and "The Job Disconnect and Distributionï¿½s Answer." (learn more)
PIDA unveils an updated version of its "The Power of D, Growth Through Distribution" marketing program. Originally introduced more than a decade ago, the revitalized program features a new brochure, accompanying videos, articles and case studies available at pidapowerofd.org. All are designed to help PIDA members explain the value that wholesaler distributors bring to the pet product channel. (learn more)
2017 Distribution and Manufacturing Software Guides Available Free to Members
The Distribution Software Guide has become the most used directory for wholesale distributors looking to replace or upgrade their existing business software. The Manufacturing Software Guide has been developed to meet the unique needs of the supply chain community Both Software Guides help when researching, evaluating, analyzing, and comparing software packages (learn more)
2018 Global Pet Expo Exhibit Application available
Global Pet Expo 2017 boasted a sold out, record-setting show. Donâ€™t delay in reserving your booth space. The 2018 Show will take place March 21-23, in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center. Reserve online.
Pets in the classroom debuts new, teacher-friendly web design, making the application process easier for teachers to apply for a classroom pet. The new website features easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions to assist teachers in choosing the best grant and pet for their school. Visit the website at www.petsintheclassroom.org to learn more.
Dog Shortage? New Study Reports Availability of Shelter Dogs at an All-Time Low
A new study conducted by the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University has found shocking news regarding the populations of dogs in America ï¿½ we are running out. In fact, we are short nearly 5.5M dogs. How can that be if there are millions of dogs in shelters? (read more)
Global Pet Expo Academy Now Accepting 2018 Proposals
The Academy is an integral part of the show, featuring over 30 hours of seminars, workshops and other educational content, led by industry experts and aimed at pet store owners and their employees. Deadline to submit: July 31 (read more)
HABRI, Zoetis Partner for "The Pet Effect"
HABRI and Zoetis recently launched a new educational campaign explore how pets are a power prescription for human health (learn more)
Pet Ownership Saves $11.7 Billion in Health Care Costs
The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation today announced the findings of a new economic study on the healthcare cost savings associated with pet ownership. (learn more)